Tax lawyer annoyed by paying taxes denied law license return

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia lawyer with a master’s degree in taxation who told ethics investigators he found paying taxes to be “annoying” isn’t getting back his law license.

The state Supreme Court recently denied Sebastian Rainone’s request to reinstate his license, nearly a decade after he was disbarred for mishandling client funds and
violating registration rules.

The high court’s disciplinary board for lawyers says Rainone owed more than $100,000 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and U.S. taxes as of last year’s reinstatement hearing.